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What To Wear: Wedding Photographer Edition

What To Wear: Wedding Photographer Edition

We’re not going to say that what you wear to capture a once in a lifetime event is as important as your camera, your lenses, and the education and soul behind them. BUT at the same time, show up to your event a wrinkled mess, hair a muss, and shoes a-flippin’ and a-floppin’, and yeah, the fact you’re the BEST in your market is not going to make much of a difference to your embarrassed clients and their shocked guests.

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What I Wish I Knew: Great Editing Starts With Great Light

What I Wish I Knew: Great Editing Starts With Great Light

You know that photographer whose work you love? You know how you’ve spent hours trying to figure out how they edit but you can never quite nail it? There’s a reason for that. You can study the editing all you want but the truth is that you may never be able to replicate it if you study that alone. Great editing starts with great light. It starts before the image is brought on to the computer. The lighting decisions you make on set can mean the difference between being able to edit the image to how you want it to look or hitting a wall. If you’re trying to figure out how to achieve a certain editing look, study the light in those images first before you even start digging into the tones, contrast, etc.

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Fearless Marketing with Jaclyn Carlson of Blog Society Pt. 2

Fearless Marketing with Jaclyn Carlson of Blog Society Pt. 2

Let’s dive into the world of digital marketing and touch upon some of the most important areas that will have the most impact on your business – email marketing!

Power of email marketing should not be underestimated. That targeted opportunity to deliver your key message right into the mailbox of your key customer? Priceless.

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Inside Real Studios: Laura Carew Photography

Inside Real Studios: Laura Carew Photography

It is exactly what I set out to create! A bright, beautiful, inspiring space that is also very versatile. The biggest challenge was to have a space that could accommodate a full backdrop setup for portraits, a seating area for client consultations, storage solutions for props, camera, and lighting equipment, and also a living space set-up for lifestyle and boudoir sessions. Keeping all of this in mind, I also needed to be able to move the space around easily, so I didn't want to add too many large pieces of furniture. It took a bit of planning and some strategic (and thrifty) shopping, but I am over the moon with the calm, clean, and classic feel of the space!

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What I Wish I Knew: Sticking To Your Policies and Protocols

What I Wish I Knew: Sticking To Your Policies and Protocols

One thing that I wish I had figured out earlier on in my career as an artist is how to handle things when a client is behind schedule and when their requests change from the original scope of the project. Far too often I would book a client and get their mailing date/completion date on the calendar in plenty of time to complete the project only to have delays on their end that caused us to come down to the wire to make their deadline. This also usually meant that I was doing 100 envelopes or more in a day as soon as they arrived from the printer in order to get them mailed out the very next day.

 

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Why We Have Mad Love for ShootProof

Why We Have Mad Love for ShootProof

As a small business owner you know you have a lot on your plate. You’re a creative responsible for not only shooting, but conceiving a vision for your art. Purchaser of props, DIYer of designs, and editor of images. And that’s only the creative side. There’s The Business. Salesperson, Accountant, Scheduler. Designer of albums. And don’t forget education. There’s always more to learn.

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What The Pros Are Saying | The Ultimate In-Person Sales Course

What The Pros Are Saying | The Ultimate In-Person Sales Course

I was completely surprised at how thorough this course was, Design Aglow left nothing out. I am always impressed with the quality of the products I receive from Design Aglow and the Ultimate In-Person Sales Course was no exception. The course covered everything a photographer would need to know for in-person sales from start to finish.

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Fearless Marketing with Jaclyn Carlson of Blog Society Pt. 1

Fearless Marketing with Jaclyn Carlson of Blog Society Pt. 1

Marketing should make you feel shaken up, alive, as if you are being launched out of your comfort zone – yet it doesn’t have to be scary or full of confusion. Let’s pull back the curtain into a world that glitters with connection, provides glimpses into fascinating data and insight and provides you with a quick and direct connection to the very readers and customers that you want to speak to. Now is the time to put on your marketing hat and begin to view your business or blog through the eyes of a digital marketing.

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What I Wish I Knew: Avoid Analyzing Every Situation As "Profitable" and "Unprofitable" And Be Confidently Present

What I Wish I Knew: Avoid Analyzing Every Situation As "Profitable" and "Unprofitable" And Be Confidently Present

Our brains are crazy, seriously. Our brain spends 30% of its time daydreaming to prevent us from taking in information that is not useful to survival. It does this because it reserves the calories it takes to think for more essential things. Our brain has a protein which it’s only function is to help us forget things we’ve experienced in our day so we don’t go over our mental capacity and go crazy. It would seem that we are hardwired to manage our situations based on their profitability or unprofitability, right?

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Congratulations to our Baby Week 2016 Image Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Baby Week 2016 Image Contest Winners

Design Aglow's Baby Week 2016 has come to a close and we are thrilled to have received over 900 entries in our inspiring image contest!

Design Aglow chose the final winners based on originality, composition and technique.

See our top 3 winners below, as well as some of our favorite images that deserve an honorable mention for making us swoon.

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